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Halloween Costume Contest 2012

Eliza Doolittle

Oct 31, 2012
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Eliza Doolittle

Handmade Eliza Dolittle

   I made ethis costume for my 11 year old daughter . She is a huge fan of musicals and asked if I could make this dress for her.

  The dress is made from white satin with a lace overlay. I didn’t use a pattern . I just made it up as I went along. Once I had the basic shape for the dress ,I pinned it to my daughter and fitted it to her size and shape.

  The bows were the biggest challenge for me. I bought white and black satin and fused strips of the satin together using fusible bonding. I turned under all the edges and pressed them well to prevent any fraying.

   The hat has a paper mache base that I covered with satin. I then sewed and glued on a giant bow ,silk flowers and feathers.

   The handbag is made from remnants of the dress.

  The parasol is a wooden dowel with a wood knog glued to the end . I then covered it with the satin and lace and cinched it at the top and bottom.

   I hope we win because I want to continue to try to be a better seamstress. I am always trying to challange myself with more difficult projects.



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  1. Cookin4FunN_Alabama November 14th

    love your creative daring and ingenuity.

  2. PajaritoMurphy November 3rd

    What a spot-on recreation! Bravo!!!

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